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Happy 20th birthday, World Wide Web!

On August 6, 1991, the World Wide Web made its debut as a publicly available service on the Internet. Now, 20 years later, we're giving it a big thank you for revolutionizing the world as we know it.

By August 6, 2011

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Happy 20th birthday WWW!

As we blow out the candles to celebrate 20 years of the world wide web's existence, we look back at the best (or perhaps worst) things it has given us.

By August 21, 2011

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Was the VW Beetle the most important object of the 20th century?

The Volkswagen Beetle was a car that came close to never seeing the light of day, but on its way from fascist project to hippie icon it became one of the pillars of the automotive world. XCAR goes back to the start of the story and finds out whether the new Beetle deserves its name.

By November 14, 2014

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Classic Car Club: Driving some of the great cars of the 20th century

The Classic Car Club offers the experience of driving some amazing cars without the hard work that ownership can bring with it. We tagged along for a night drive to take some of these awesome machines out for a spin.

By October 10, 2013

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Gamer pleads guilty to making emergency call to report Grand Theft Auto shooting

An allegedly "confused" gamer calls emergency services and says there's been a shooting at his house. He was actually describing the action in his "Grand Theft Auto" game.

By December 21, 2014

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Sony to release 'The Interview' after all?

Two days after saying it wouldn't release the controversial film, the movie maker now says it wants to offer customers a way to see it "on a different platform."

By December 19, 2014

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Father of SMS reflects on 20th anniversary of first text message

In a BBC interview via texting, Matti Makkonen discusses the birth and growth of SMS and how he shouldn't be considered its creator.

By December 3, 2012

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The greatest audio and video products of the 20th century

The Audiophiliac takes a stroll down memory lane and recalls some of the most important gear of decades past.

By October 21, 2012

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What's next for Unity, one of the world's most widely used game making tools (Q&A)

David Helgason, head of Unity, discusses his company's efforts to become the top software coding tool for video game consoles, mobile and VR.

By August 24, 2014

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Happy 100th birthday, Hedy Lamarr, movie star who paved way for Wi-Fi

This actress from Hollywood's Golden Age reminds us of a time when women were some of the leading unsung tech innovators.

By November 9, 2014